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Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Terrace Theater
at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802
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7 stars
Be early and have a drink in the lounge and have a snack at the outdoor food trucks!!
Long Beach Ballet: The Nutcracker
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5 stars
Take the metro, go early and enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants within easy walking distance.
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"Nixon in China"
12 ratings
4.3 average rating
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70 events
30 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 28 2010

I have loved this opera for years and I am fortunate to have seen it in Long Beach - twice. Kudos to Long Beach Opera.

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73 events
25 reviews
52 stars
attended Mar 28 2010

The opera was enjoyable for the most part.I'm no opera expert, but I thought the singing, dancing, and music, generally, were excellent. I did not "get" a lot of the lyrics--very repetitive and some did not make a great deal of sense to me,...continued

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35 reviews
22 stars
attended Mar 28 2010

Top notch orchestra and singers. Very effective staging with exception of the final scene. "The party's over - wrecked banquet setting" (with furnishing direct from the LB Convention center) and harsh lighting was a distraction and with little...continued

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Fact and fantasy fuse together in a momentous culture clash that forms the basis for this landmark opera by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy-winning composer, John Adams. In the composer’s words: “It is part epic, part satire, part a parody of political posturing, and part serious examination of historical, philosophical, and even gender issues.”